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GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.
San Francisco : 1956First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". The title poem Howl was in part a poem of love dedicated to Carl Solomon, a friend being held in a psychiatric institute, and caused much controversy for its explicit homoeroticism.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 133699
PATCHEN, Kenneth. The Love Poems.
San Francisco : 1960First edition thus, first printing, 1 of 300 "Gift Edition" copies bound in cloth, of the Beat poet Kenneth Patchen's small selection of love poems. The Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen, number 13 in Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets Series, is uncommon in the deluxe binding.
This collection includes poems selected from nine of Patchen's books... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 144589
POETRY ANTHOLOGY - THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
BERRYMAN, John. Poems.
Norfolk, CT : 1942First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to Allan Covici with the best regards of John Berryman Berkeley 1 June '60". The recipient was a California-based writer, librarian, and bookseller based at UC Berkeley.
Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 142347
GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.
San Francisco : 1993First published edition, later printing, signed by the author on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg 10/13/94, AH". First published in 1956, this landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129543
BUKOWSKI, Charles, & Linda King. Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems.
Los Angeles : First edition, one of an estimated 100 copies only, this attractive copy signed by both authors on the front cover, with three minor manuscript corrections in blue ink King's hand to the text. Bukowski collaborated on this work with his then partner Linda King, a poet and sculptor who edited the literary magazine Purr.
While bibliographer Krumhansl... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142875
WYLIE, Elinor. Black Armour: A Book of Poems.
New York : 1923First edition, first printing. From the library of American heiress and philanthropist Joan Whitney, with her engraved bookplate by Tiffany & Co. to the front pastedown, "Un peu d'argent, mon chien, mes amis, beaucoup de livres, je souris". Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 89535
DICKINSON, Emily. Poems (Second Series).
Boston : 1891First edition, first printing, deluxe issue (Myerson's variant binding A) of Dickinson's second book, posthumously published in the year immediately after the first collection, and printed in a total run of 960 copies.
Her poetry was first published in 1890, four years after her death, due to the efforts of Mabel Loomis Todd, a friend of Dickinson... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 145750
CHADWICK, John W., ed. The Two Voices. Poems of the Mountains and the Sea.
Boston : 1886First edition, scarce Boston imprint, in the very rare dust jacket, of this handsome concept-anthology put together by Harvard-educated poet and clergyman John White Chadwick (1840-1904), published in the year after he was elected the Phi Beta Kappa poet.
The Two Voices aligns a wide range of poets ancient and modern to enthuse on either side... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 143481
HATCH, James V., & Ibrahim Ibn Ismail. Poems for niggers and crackers.
[Cairo : 1965First edition. Inscribed by Hatch on the front free endpaper, "To Jackie, would you believe two volumes of verse? Love you for supporting the unpopular arts, Jim." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 76251
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed with an original poem to the publisher's wife, with the inscription on the front free endpaper reading "To Laura McElwee, Cordially, August Derleth, May 1940" and the poem "The lost child, / less than the dry leaf blown / along the walls". The recipient was the wife of Ritten House publisher... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 114742
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will
London : 1913First edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Frost on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated May 1913. The copy is accompanied... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122696
CREELEY, Robert. Window.
Buffalo, NY : 1988First edition, first printing, number 57 of 100 copies signed by the poet and the artist. A lovely production, pairing poems by Robert Creeley (1926-2005) with artwork by Martha Hooft (1906-1994). Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 116629
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) O'BRIEN, Edward J. (ed.) The Best Short Stories of 1923
Boston : 1914First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1923 includes Ernest Hemingway's short story "My Old Man", which first appeared in his first published work, Three Stories and Ten Poems, published earlier in the same year. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 123600
SNYDER, Gary. Riprap.
Ashland, MA : 1959First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, one of 500 unnumbered copies of the author's first book, a collection of poems drawing on his experiences as a forest lookout in Yosemite. Gary Snyder (b. 1930) is a leading American poet and environmentalist associated with the Beat Movement. He was described by Murray Bookchin... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 123962
LOWELL, Robert. Life Studies.
New York : 1959First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Francis Mattson, Robert Lowell"; the recipient is almost certainly the Curator of the Berg Collection, New York Public Library. Life Studies, including one of Lowell's most celebrated poems, "Skunk Hour", was originally published in the UK... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 89537
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. The Octopus Frontier.
San Francisco : 1960First edition, first printing, of Brautigan's second collection of poetry, comprising 22 poems and featuring his first photographic cover, the image taken by North Beach photographer Gui de Angulo - "it is striking and just misses being sinister" (McClure, p. 172).
Brautigan collector Craig V. Showalter notes that The Octopus Frontier, along... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 145608
THOREAU, Henry David. Letters to Various Persons.
Boston : 1865First edition in the binding variant A, described in BAL as presumably the earliest of a number of styles, and cloth type Z. This volume compiles a large number of letters written by Thoreau to correspondents such as his wife, his sister, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with nine poems. An exceptional copy, Thoreau's books are rarely found in such beautiful... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 79534
STEVENS, Wallace. Harmonium.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the very scarce dust jacket, one of 715 copies in the third issue binding from an edition of 1,500 copies. The same jacket was used for all three issues. Harmonium was the poet's first collection, and includes some of his most famous poems such as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird",... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 122345
FROST, Robert. North of Boston.
London : 1914First edition, first impression, first issue, one of 200 copies, Crane's binding F. This copy has the bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to the front pastedown. Adams Jr. was an American bibliophile and the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City from 1948 to 1969.
North of Boston is a collection of 17 of Frost's poems,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137200
FROST, Robert. New Hampshire.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, signed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Robert Frost, Amherst, December 1923". New Hampshire is one of Frost's most notable books, and won him his first Pulitzer Prize. It contains poems such as the famous "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice". There were 5,350 copies (of which... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 143675
DERLETH, August. Here on a Darkling Plain.
Philadelphia : 1940First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy inscribed to him by Derleth, "To Bill McElwee, who bears stolidly with me - Cordially, August Derleth", additionally inscribed with three lines of poetry "The lost child / less than the dry leaf that blows / along the walls. May 1940". The recipient was the publisher at Ritten House, William J. McElwee.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 114741
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.
Concord, : 1856RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70151
BAUMANN, Gustave (illus.); BANNING, Kendall. Pirates! or, The Cruise of the Black Revenge.
Chicago : 1918First trade edition, first printing, of this collection of 13 poems and accompanying woodcuts, following the limited edition of 525 copies in a larger format on handmade paper published by the Brothers of the Book in 1916.
The publisher, Laurence Woodworth was the scrivener for the Brothers of the Book, a small private press "made up of those... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140322
BERRY, Wendell. The Broken Ground.
New York : 1964First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To David Ignatow with much respect. - Wendell". This is a great association copy of Berry's first full-length collection.
The recipient, David Ignatow (1914-1997), was a fellow American poet and editor, who taught at the University of Kentucky. Ignatow would... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 146280
STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order.
New York : 1935First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.
An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 72150
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Please Plant This Book.
San Francisco / Santa Barbara : 1968First edition, sole impression, a scarce complete set of these eight poems by Richard Brautigan printed on the back of coloured seed packets.
Copies were issued for free with the injunction that they be planted: "The time is right to mix sentences, sentences with dirt and the sun with punctuation and the rain with verbs, and for worms to pass... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145604
REYNOLDS, Frank, aka "Freewheelin' Frank". 666: "The Hymn" to "Lucifer".
San Francisco : 1968First edition, uncommon. Fascinating document of the San Francisco underground scene. A sequence of amphetamine-fuelled metaphysical explorations combining the Satanic, astrological, and psychedelic in equal measure, with just a dash of biker lore. Reynolds was secretary of the notorious SF chapter of the Hell's Angels, and the previous year had seen... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129123
CRANE, Stephen. The Black Riders and Other Lines.
Boston : 1895First edition, deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on japon. The Black Riders is first book of poetry by Stephen Crane (1871-1900), famous for his novels such as his acclaimed Civil War tale The Red Badge of Courage, published in the same year as this collection. Crane was a prolific writer of poetry, though only in private at first, writing... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 117295
GRANT, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady:
London : 1808First edition, an appealing copy in the original boards with an excellent association, of the author's best-known work, "a fascinating document in cultural history" (Orlando), comprising a childhood autobiography and a biography of the titular "American Lady", Catalina Schuyler, a Dutch-American woman who had a great influence on Grant's education and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137443
BEAT LITERATURE - KEROUAC, Jack; Allen Ginsberg; Herbert Huncke; William Burroughs; Gregory Corso; Bob Dylan; Patti Smith; et al. Hanuman Books series, complete.
Madras & New York : 1986-1992Very scarce complete set of the Hanuman Books series, including the rare Kerouac "Manhattan Sketches" which was withdrawn after complaints from the Kerouac estate. The books were handmade in India, with the small format based on Indian prayer books (Hanuman being the favoured Hindu deity of editors Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente), and distributed... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 142477
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Original drawing: the Prophet Almustafa.
1923 or afterOriginal drawing by the author, a version of the same image that was used as the frontispiece to The Prophet. It is evidently an idealized portrait of Gibran himself. Several versions are known; this example was a gift to Barbara Young, his last companion and assistant, author of a biography of Gibran.
Gibran (1883-1931) emigrated from Lebanon... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 130660
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
LEVY, D. A. Cleveland undercovers.
Cleveland : 1966First edition, one of 500 copies printed. Levy (1942-1968) was a leading figure in the countercultural movement known as the Cleveland Mimeograph Revolution. His productions, being hand-assembled with small print runs, now survive in relatively small numbers. His introduction declares "to my knowledge this poem is the first poem of any length to be... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 138639
GREEVER, Garland, & Joseph M. Bachelor (eds.) The Soul of the City. An Anthology of Urban Verse.
Boston and New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with the very scarce dust jacket, of the first anthology of its kind, collecting the poetry of the city, drawing on Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, and Whitman, as well as representing many more contemporary writers. "A great city is a great poem - not a poem by a dapper and correct versifier, but a poem by a Shakespeare,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143686
LEVY, D. A. Cleveland undercovers.
Cleveland : 1966First edition, this one of 65 special copies "bound with freak covers by the author" (each being thus unique, this one incorporating old maps of Ohio, a striking photograph of two Native Americans, and newsprint collage), from a total edition of 500. This copy is inscribed on the title page, "many thanks, d. a. levy". Levy (1942-1968) was a leading... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138636
MARCH, Joseph Moncu The Set-Up.
New York : 1928First trade edition, first printing. A long narrative poem about an African-American boxer, and the basis for the 1949 film noir directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter. Scarce in the jacket. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 100116
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Song of Hiawatha.
Boston : 1855First US edition, first issue with textual errors. The Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow's epic poem of a Native American love story, is one of the most enduring productions of American Romanticism. The US edition was slightly preceded by the UK edition. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 132509
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. Ultima Thule.
Boston : 1881Second edition (first 1880). There is an obituary for George Washington Greene from the New York Nation, dated 1883, tipped-in opposite Longfellow's "Dedication to G.W.G.", and a four-page insert bearing Longfellow's poem "From My Armchair" laid-in to the front endpapers. There are also two pressed flowers affixed to two of the binder's blanks at the... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116670
PORTER, Katherine Anne. Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
New York : 1939First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Katherine Anne, September 25, 1965, Washington D.C., with love". With the ownership signature of the poet Barbara Howes, and the bookplate of Howes and her husband William Jay Smith, sometime United States poet laureate. Contains, loosely inserted, a holograph letter... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 76837
BUKOWSKI, Charles; Michael Montfort; Gerry Locklin. Poop.
Ventura : 2003First edition, first printing, number 42 of 100 copies only. Bukowski's heretofore unpublished poem, Poop, reminisces about his uncomfortable childhood relationship with his parents and its ensuing constipation. It is accompanied by pictures of the writer taken by Michael Montfort over a decade of friendship and drinking, "you should enjoy his work.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 140947
WARHOL, Andy (illus.); Ed Sanders (ed.) FUCK YOU / a magazine of the arts, our third anniversary Mad Motherfucker issue!
A secret location on the Lower East Side, New York City : 1965First edition of this rare issue of Ed Sanders's erotic counterculture magazine, with the coveted and fragile thermofaxed front cover here in particularly crisp condition. The cover features a still from Warhol's banned pansexual art-porno Couch (1964), showing Gerard Malanga, Rufus Collins, and Kate Helicser making love on the Factory couch. It also... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 144817
SMITH, Patti. Devotions to Arthur Rimbaud.
[New York : 1973]First edition, number 88 of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author. A beautiful example of this early broadside by Smith, printing a valediction for Rimbaud in French above Smith's poem, which surrounds a large illustrated portrait of Rimbaud by Smith. An evocative broadside showcasing Smith's formative literary adoration for the iconic poète... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145130
FAULKNER, William. Sartoris.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his close childhood friend on the front free endpaper: "To my good friend, Edith, from Bill," and signed by Edith M. Brown beneath the inscription; additionally signed by Faulkner on the title, "William Faulkner 28 May 1929." Brown was one of three children of Calvin S. Brown,... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 124319
WALDMAN, Anne. Giant Night.
New York : 1970First edition, signed limited issue, number 39 of 50 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Giant Night was Waldman's third poetry collection. The total edition comprised 3,000 copies, of which 2,000 were issued in wrappers and 1,000 in cloth.
Anne Waldman (b.1945) is an American writer, experimental poet, and lecturer connected to the Beat... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145792
MERRILL, James. The Fire Screen.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "With love to Alan from an old flame, Jimmy". Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was a central figure in the loose collection of writers known as the Beats. He was close friends with Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac, and was the inspiration for several of Kerouac's characters, including "Rollo... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 51366